MONTREAL, QC / ACCESSWIRE / March 6, 2020 / Loop Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq: LOOP) announced today that they have entered into a multi-year offtake agreement with leading beauty industry brand L'Oréal to supply them with PET resin made of 100% recycled materials for their packaging needs.
This resin is to be supplied from Loop Industries' joint venture facility in Spartanburg, South Carolina with Indorama Ventures, a global integrated leader in PET plastic and polyester fiber manufacturing. The growing demand for Loop Industries' resin has driven the joint venture's decision to increase the facility's production capacity to 40 KT per year, thus enabling Loop Industries to broaden its array of partnerships and supply more brands with resin made from waste PET plastic and polyester fiber.
Thanks to Loop Industries' breakthrough low-energy technology, waste PET plastic and polyester fiber can be diverted away from landfills and natural areas, depolymerized into its base building blocks, purified and polymerized into virgin-quality Loop™ PET resin.
Started in 2018, the collaboration between L'Oréal and Loop Industries is now entering a new step forward with this agreement for the supply of sustainable PET resin.
"Supporting businesses in achieving their sustainability objectives while helping consumers understand the potential of plastic in a circular economy model is at the core of Loop's mission," said Giovanni Catino, Senior Director of Sales and Business Development for Loop Industries. "We thank L'Oréal for their partnership and look forward to working to assist them in reaching their sustainability goals."
This collaboration with L'Oréal marks an important step in Loop Industries' objective to help brands and consumers move away from plastic waste and towards a circular plastics economy.
About Loop Industries
Loop Industries is a technology company whose mission is to accelerate the world’s shift toward sustainable PET plastic and polyester fiber and away from our dependence on fossil fuels. Loop owns patented and proprietary technology that depolymerizes no and low-value waste PET plastic and polyester fiber, including plastic bottles and packaging, carpets and textiles of any color, transparency or condition and even ocean plastics that have been degraded by the sun and salt, to its base building blocks (monomers). The monomers are filtered, purified and polymerized to create virgin-quality Loop™ branded PET resin and polyester fiber suitable for use in food-grade packaging, thus enabling our customers to meet their sustainability objectives. Loop Industries is contributing to the global movement towards a circular economy by preventing plastic waste and recovering waste plastic for a more sustainable future for all.
Common shares of the Company are listed on the Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol “LOOP.”
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